“… BUT EVEN MORE TO PROPHECY” Thoughts from today’s Bible readings – August 31st

Bible Truth & Prophecy

TFTDWe can be confused by the use of the word “prophecy” – presuming it simply means a prediction of future events.  But its’ primary meaning is to speak about the word of God, of God’s view of human behaviour: most of Jeremiah’s messages to the people had been like that.  His Lamentations over the fall of Jerusalem, which we started reading today, were all about the present situation those still in the land were in.  He starts, “How lonely sits the city that was full of people! …. she took no thought of her future; therefore her fall is terrible; she has no comforter.” [v.1,9] Our world takes “no thought” as to its future! What kind of afflictions await it because of this!

Our thoughts about the word “prophecy” were prompted by Paul’s words in todays’ 14th chapter of 1st Corinthians.  Verse 5 is puzzling, we need to see…

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